Friday 3rd June
Department of Planning and Environment, 84 Crown Street, Wollongong
Minister for Planning and Homes, Anthony Roberts, now has the final say on the Dendrobium Mine Expansion. On Friday June 3rd at 8:30am we’ll be at his Department’s local office doors.
Never before in NSW has a coal mine been given this extra special red carpet to approval.
The NSW Independent Planning Commission already rejected this mine expansion, because of the permanent damage the mine is already causing in the Sydney-Illawarra Water Catchment. But, the NSW Government tore up that decision, replacing it with a political process where the Minister decides.
Let’s send a loud message to the Department of Planning (DPIE) that this mine is not supported by the community. Nowhere else in the world allows coal mines in a public water catchment.
There is a large courtyard out the front of the Department of Planning. It is easily wheelchair and pram accessible.
There is lots of space to spread out.
Please bring your mask and colourful signs/banners.
See you there water protectors!